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Whether you are an experienced diver, or beginner, we at Blue Island Divers assure you that if you have never been here in Greece scuba diving before it will not only exceed your expectations but also that you will want to return and dive with us again.
We have 2 wrecks close to the Island. One that sank in 1882 whilst carrying iron ore and the other, M.S. Express Samina. A 115metres ferry that sank in 2000.
Due to the volcanic nature of the surrounding area there are a number of small reef either protruding just above the surface or hidden a few metres below..
There are many caves, holes and caverns around Antiparos, with the highlight being the Blue Hole, where you can surface inside and breathe the air.
Antiparos is a small paradise in the centre of the Cyclades islands and only 5 minutes from Paros. With its golden sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters, the Island is ideal if you want to escape from the usual holiday crowds, but it can also provide a perfect combination of quality diving and adventure. Whatever you desire, Antiparos is a friendly, relaxed haven of peace and outstanding natural beauty.
Warm sandy beaches and crystal turquoise waters! Either you are looking for an organised beach with beach bars and lot of fun or a peaceful one where you hear nothing but the sea, Antiparos combines both giving you the opportunity to choose. Very close to the island uninhabited islets with crystal clear turquoise waters and superb beaches are ideal to forget the rest of the world, lay under the sun and feel the smooth breeze.
Discover Scuba Diving
When you take the Discover Scuba Diving course, you experience both excitement and adventure as well as a feeling of freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. During the boat ride you will enjoy the island’s landscapes and as soon as we arrive to the dive spot we will brief you about the dive. We begin in very shallow water and practice for a while before we start swimming underwater. The dive will be at a maximum depth of 12 metres for 30 minutes. Afterwards we will visit another spot where you can take a second dive or just snorkel and enjoy the sun. Minimum Age: 10 years old Price: 70 € & 90€
If you are a diver but haven’t dived for a long time you can follow our refresher course. This includes a a theory session about the basic rules of scuba diving and 2 dives where you will practice some skills in order to refresh your memory and rebuild your confidence. The dives are completed in very calm waters and at a depth relevant to your past experience. After you finish with the skills your instructor will show you the Antiparos underwater world.
Requirements: Your certification card
Includes: All dive equipment rental,boat fees
Duration: 1/2 Day
Price: 120 €
PADI Diver Trainings
PADI Diver Training – Scuba Diver Course
This 2 day certification course is perfect for those either short on time or not sure that they want to commit to the Open Water certificate. It includes some theory, confined water practice followed by 2 dives in the open sea. The certification means you can then dive to 12 meters with a guide and it can also be credited towards the Open Water course in the future.
Requirements: Healthy and able to swim. Minimum age of 10 years.
Cost includes: All dive equipment rental, manual and dive table, use of boat, Padi certification fee and logbook.
Duration: 2 Days
Price: 240 euros.
PADI Diver Training – Open Water
Your ticket to a lifetime of adventure…. This course will teach you the knowledge and skills to safely explore the underwater world. You will attend dive theory, skills training in a swimming pool or the sea, and 4 open water dives. You will be surprised to see how easy and fun scuba diving is. After the completion of the course you will be able to dive with a buddy or a professional diver anywhere in the world.
Requirements: Healthy and able to swim. Minimum age of 10 years.
Cost includes: All dive equipment rental, manual and dive table, use of boat, PADI certification fee and logbook.
Duration: 4 days
Price: 410 €
PADI Diver Training – Advance Open Water
Open your dive horizons… This course consists of 5 adventure dives including a deep and a navigation dive. You can choose the theme of the other 3 dives. Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat, Wreck or Night diving are just some of the ones you can choose.
Requirements: Open Water Diver certification.
Cost includes: All dive equipment rental, manual, use of boat and PADI certification fee.
Duration: 2 to 3 days
Price: 315 €
PADI Diver Training – Rescue Diver
The Rescue Diver course will show you how to perform rescues and manage diving accident situations both on the surface and underwater. In addition this course will help you feel more confident and will give you the knowledge and experience to look after divers and their safety.
Requirements: Advanced Diver or equivalent.
Cost includes: All equipment rental, all dives, manual, use of boat and PADI certification fee.
Duration: 2-3 days
Price: 350 €
PADI Diver Training – EFR
The Emergency First Response course gives you the knowledge to perform CPR and first aid both to divers and non divers. The theory includes self rescue, rescue management, equipment use etc. and is a necessary requirement for the Rescue Diver course.
Cost includes: Manual and certification fee.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: 160 €
PADI Diver Training – Divemaster
Are you thinking of becoming a professional in the world of scuba diving? Then the PADI Divemaster is your first step. This course will give you all the diving knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become a Divemaster and will develop your leadership abilities in order to guide divers safely. In addition you will learn how to assist instructors during courses which will give you lot of experience when you become one yourself. Here at Blue Island Divers you will get top quality instruction which will prove to be very important in your career both as a Divemaster and Instructor. You will learn how to assist divers on dive boats, guide divers under supervision and experience everything a Divemaster has to deal with all on a daily basis. At the end of the course you will need to have competed a minimum of 60 dives for the certification.
Requirements: Rescue diver and 40 dives.
Cost includes: Dive equipment rental and use of course materials.
Duration: 3 weeks Price: 850 €
PADI Specialties – Peak Performance Buoyancy
What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI open water diver and elevates them to the next level. The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.
PADI Specialties – Night Performance
Although you’ve seen the reef before, after the sun has set you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Introduce yourself to the variety of creatures that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favourite dive sites from a new perspective at night.
PADI Specialties – Digital U/W Photographer
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialities, and the rise of digital underwater cameras has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today’s modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. It’s a great way to re-live the adventures you’ve had plus capture images to share with your friends and family.
PADI Specialties – Oxygen First Aid
Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. Breathe easy knowing that you know how to recognize illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can means being prepared – especially in a time of need.
PADI Specialties – Deep Diver
After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the deep that attracts divers. The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the depths around Antiparos. It’s exhilarating.
PADI Specialties – Multilevel diver
Maximize your dive time so you can explore more! On this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by monitoring your nitrogen levels during the dive. This is a mainly theory based course and an be completed without actually getting wet.
PADI Specialties – Dry Suit Diver
Would you prefer to stay warm and dry on a dive? If so, unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the water outside and that’s what keeps you warm, even in surprisingly cold water. Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites and extend your dive season. When you have the correct cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months. As a dry suit diver you’re equipped to scuba dive some of those incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.
PADI Specialties – Search & Recovery
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is always a way to bring them up. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover them.
PADI Specialties – Underwater Navigator
Be the diver everyone wants to follow by improving your sense of direction with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.
PADI Specialties – Wreck Diver
Wrecks can open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even cars irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding and responsible wreck diving. The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and gaining the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook.
PADI Specialties – Enriched Air Diver
The Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more dive time. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.
FREEDIVING – Basic Freediving
There are two main elements of the course.
Knowledge Development: You will use your personal copy of the PADI freediving electronic manual to watch videos and answer questions regarding the course you are taking.
Shallow water skills: After completing the theory section, we head off in to shallow water and complete a 90 second static and a 25 metre dynamic swim. While going through these, we will also cover buddy techniques. During the course we will be covering stretching, breathing, equipment, and many other aspects associated with your introduction to freediving.
Minimum age 12 years
Cost 200 Euros, and includes all equipment, certification card and electronic manuals
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.
Taking the PADI Freediving certification is your step towards discovering the underwater world in a whole new way. During the course you will gain the training and discipline needed to stay safe during breath hold dives.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases.
Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study using the PADI freediver Touch and an Instructor led classroom session.
Confined water session to learn breath hold techniques and static and dynamic apnea. Your goal will be to have a static apnea of over 90 seconds and a dynamic length of 25 metres
Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives down to 10 metres, plus proper buddy techniques
Minimum Age:- 15 Years
Price: 220 Euros including all equipment, electronic manuals and certification fee.
Take your freediving to the next level with the PADI Advanced course. Here you will build on the knowledge you have gained whilst completing the Freediver certification. You will learn more about stretching and relaxation techniques, in-depth theory regarding the lungs and how oxygen is used within the body and how to put the extra knowledge to good use once you are in the water.
Your goals are:
Static Apnea of 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Dynamic Apnea of 50 metres.
Constant weight freedive to 20 metres.
The cost for this is 250 Euros, the certification fee, electronic manuals and equipment are all included in the price.
You are also required to have a certificate in First Aid, which includes CPR. If you take the Advanced course the EFR (Emergency First Response) certification is only 100 Euros, including the card fee and manual.
Antiparos, Cyclades, 84007, Greece
TEL: +30 22840 61767
MOBILE: +30 698 3159452
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